Die Entstehung einer neuen Tempelform :  Tempel & Planetarium


Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur narrates a description of the future development of Mayapur given


by Sri Nityananda Prabhu

to Srila Jiva Goswami about 500 years ago :



Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Srila Jiva Goswami


When our Lord Caitanya disappears, by His desire, the Ganges will swell. The Ganges water will almost cover Mayapur for a hundred years, and then the water will again recede.

For some time only the place will remain, devoid of houses.


Then again, by the Lord’s desire, this place will again be manifest, and the devotees will build temples of the Lord.


One exceedingly wonderful temple (adbhuta-mandira) will appear from which Gauranga’s eternal service will be preached everywhere.








This photo is of the Geocentric system of the Solar System where the Planets and Sun orbit the Earth. A similar technologically advanced diorama of this structure is presently being built at Mayapur, West Bengal, India, that will house the Vedic Planetarium opening in 2016. It is similar because in Sadaputa dasa's book, Vedic Cosmology, he explains how the Moon is closer to the Earth planet than the Sun, whereas on many occasions Srila Prabhupada has said that the Sun is closer and to arrive at the Moon one must first travel past the Sun.


The other so-called theory is the Heliocentric design, where the Sun is the center of the Solar System, meaning all the planets orbit the Sun, which is the present day scientific explanation. As devotees of the Gaudiya teachings and ISKCON, we accept the shastric explanation given to us by Srila Prabhupada, who clearly says the Geocentric system is the correct one as the photo attempts to show.


Actually the Heliocentric theory is relatively new. Even the Catholic Church officially believes in the Geocentric system, as does the teachings of Islam.


Only due to modern science and the beginning of the so-called Age of 'Enlightenment' in the 17th Century did modern man start questioning all major religious teachings of the Geocentric system.